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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/24/FT4
Title: Regional Adviser, Resource Mobilization, RST ESA, South Africa
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 Years
Date: 13 February 2024
Application Deadline: 6 March 2024 Selection in Progress
Organization unit: AI/RSJ Regional Support Team, East and South Africa (AI/RSJ)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Duty station:  Johannesburg South Africa
Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.
We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity, and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at www.unaids.org.
The Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (RST ESA) provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes, and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the RST ESA promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.

The External Relations Department mobilizes resources for the Joint Programme which includes core funding, non-core (extra-budgetary funding) and grants oversight and leads the engagement with private sector. The Department further builds, maintains, and nurtures strategic relationship with a variety of international and bilateral institutions and member states, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) and its members, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and others, inter alia ensuring that UNAIDS governance remains inclusive and fair, with equal access to engagement in processes, committees and decision making.

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to the Regional Director, and matrixed to Director, Resource Mobilization, the Regional Advisor oversees the resource mobilization portfolio.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

1) Donor relationship management

-Maintains and strengthens relations with donors and identifies strategic opportunities for developing relations with new donors. This includes helping to develop collaborative relationships with non-traditional donors and non-Official Development Assistance (ODA) sources of funding.
-Liaises with donors on issues relating to resource mobilization, programme priorities, partnerships, governance, and organizational results and impact. Represents the RST in discussions with donor governments and other external funders and partners in the assigned portfolio and builds effective partnerships with UNAIDS supporters.
-Coordinates UNAIDS's inputs into activities and events with donors such as multilateral reviews, missions, meetings, consultations and alike, as required, conducting all necessary activities to initiate, plan, implement, follow up and evaluate such events. Prepares resource mobilization briefing documents for others and prepares and delivers presentations for audiences within and outside of UNAIDS.
-Develops concept papers, proposals, and agreements for submission to external funders, or provides advice to this effect.
-Ensure robust implementation and reporting on funded programmes.
-Negotiates with relevant government ministries and agencies on new contracts, funding extensions and reprogramming, as required in consultation with other relevant UNAIDS organizational units.

2) Market intelligence gathering and provision of resource mobilization advice.

-Gathers market intelligence and strategic information on funding and emerging donor priorities and shares information as required to support core funding of UNAIDS. This includes the analysis funding trends and programming as input into the development of resource mobilization strategies and analyses.
-Provides information and advice on donor priorities and interests to inform UNAIDS leadership and colleagues on opportunities for resource mobilization. Advises on the contents of donor proposals and negotiations for funding on priorities approved by senior management.
-In conjunction with colleagues across UNAIDS, develops guidelines and tools to support the organization-wide resource mobilization effort.

3) Knowledge management and collaboration

-Keeps up to date all relevant organizational databases, such as on donors, on projected incoming resources and alike.
-Participates in advising on the resource mobilization strategy providing advice on innovative initiatives for increasing financial support.
-Proactively seeks and implements collaboration with external resource mobilization teams, for example in cosponsor organizations, for the implementation of joint resource mobilization activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential: Advanced university degree at Master´s level or equivalent in international relations, public affairs, communications, political or social sciences or another field related to the responsibilities.

UNAIDS Competencies

UNAIDS Values:
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
Working in Teams
Communication with Impact
Applying Expertise
Delivering Results
Driving Change and Innovation
Being Accountable

Managerial competencies:
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading Teams
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Vision and Strategic Thinking
Exercising Sound Judgement
Essential: At least seven years’ work experience in/with bilateral or multilateral development organizations, including in external/donor relations, negotiation, innovative partnerships development and major funding initiatives with donors and/or governments.
Essential: Advanced university degree at Master´s level or equivalent in international relations, public affairs, communications, political or social sciences or another field related to the responsibilities.
Additional Information:
Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization's Mobility Policy. The abovementioned position is a rotational position, and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$77,326 at single rate

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org to review and apply to positions. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
Selection in Progress

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